Public Working Drafts
A Public Working Draft is a working document that a Working Group has decided to distribute to the general public (for the purposes of obtaining feedback commentary) and which has been approved for such publication by the XBRL International Standards Board. When the Working Group believes that it is ready to advance a document to the next maturity level (Candidate Recommendation) it publishes a working draft and issues a "Last Call" for comments. If a Public Working Draft is in "Last Call" that status will be indicated here along with the closing date for comments to be received.
Table Linkbase 1.0 - May 17, 2013 updated from January 16, 2013
Additional explanatory information about the table linkbase specifications and conformance is contained in a series of Working Group Notes that are available in the Working Group Notes section of this website and also below.
A zip file of sample conformance suite tests can be downloaded here.
Comments are invited to email@example.com.
XBRL Streaming Extensions Module 1.0 - March 6, 2013
The Streaming Extensions Module is a backwards compatible extension to the XBRL v2.1 Specification that is designed to enable efficient, stream-based processing of XBRL instance documents.
Feedback is requested, and should be sent do firstname.lastname@example.org
Inline XBRL 1.1 - February 13, 2013
Inline XBRL is a standard for embedding XBRL fragments into an HTML document. The objective is to provide documents which can be viewed in a browser while making use of XBRL tags which can be processed automatically by consuming applications. This specification defines the syntax for such documents and how the syntax maps into an XBRL instance. Version 1.1 is the second release of the Specification for Inline XBRL. This version adds to version 1.0 a mechanism for splitting text content within a document; it allows the nesting of ix:nonFraction and ix:fraction; and it replaces the linking mechanism for footnote resources with a structure based on a new element, ix:relationship, which also provides support for fact-explanatoryFact links.
Feedback is requested and must be sent to email@example.com.
Comparability Business Requirements 2.0 - December 12, 2012 published January 09, 2013
Comparability enables XBRL instance documents, even from different taxonomies, to be compared and consumed. This document is a tool for defining comparability requirements in detail, from a business point of view. After the first realease of the document feedback was received and integrated which resulted in this updated release. Two versions of the document are being provided for convenience:
The Comparability Task Force would like to receive feedback on this document at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
XBRL Abstract Model 2.0 - June 6, 2012
This is the second release of the abstract model for XBRL which presents a set of UML diagrams that capture the semantics defined by the XBRL 2.1 and Dimensions 1.0 specifications.
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Versioning for Dimensions - May 11, 2011
The Versioning Working Group has issued an updated public working drafts of the Relationship Sets specification.
Comments are invited and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Relationship Sets (HTML version)
Additional explanatory information about the versioning specifications is contained in a series of Working Group Notes that are available on the Working Group Notes page of this website
Dimension Filters 1.1 - July 20, 2011
This Public Working Draft adds functionality to the current Dimension Filters (Formula) RECOMMENDATION.
The additional functionality has added DRS-aware axes of DRS-child and DRS-descendant. This is necessary in order that explicit dimension filters can support aggregation for SEC and IFRS filings. It is neither reasonable or possible for the author of formulas for such filings to be aware of extension taxonomy link roles, or to entirely avoid use of targetRole in comprising consecutive relationships (as is the case with the axes of the 1.0 specification). It is also not possible to emulate DRS-aware filters with the 1.0 specification dimension or concept-relations filters and current xfi functions.
The DRS axes require that the member have a <df:variable> specifying the variable that is bound to the parent or ancestor fact, because it is necessary for this filter to know both its primary item concept and dimension member. The DRS axes do not require link role. Arc role is not relevant for the DRS axes.
Feedback is invited and must be sent to email@example.com.
Transformation Rules Registries Process - January 17, 2011
This document provides a description of the purpose and operation of transformation rules registries in support of the Inline XBRL Specification. It defines the specific process by which the XII Transformation Rules Registry may be changed and re-issued.
Function Registry Processes - August 3, 2007
This is the Public Working Draft of the Processes involved in maintaining and updating a function registry.